If spring is your favourite season and you’re not quite ready to let go of the cherry blossoms this year, you’ll definitely want to check out this event happening in Burnaby this month. Set at the beautiful Deer Lake Park, Burnaby Blooms brings together guided garden tours, eco-sculptures, and flower workshops for one big springtime celebration.
Best of all? All three dates are completely free to attend!
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Every year, Burnaby Blooms takes visitors through some of the city’s most beautiful gardens and parks. Visitors can admire the vibrant colours and fragrances of the many different species of flowers, and learn about the history and ecology of the gardens from knowledgeable guides.
Guests can even purchase a wide variety of plants to take home themselves, so if you’re on the market for a new houseplant, this is the place to be. The sale typically includes a diverse selection of plants, from perennials to succulents, to large fruit trees.
As well, visitors can enjoy eco-artists, live entertainment, and family-friendly workshops. oh, and the spoils of the Burnaby Farmers Artisan Market!
Here are just some of the events you can expect to find at Burnaby Blooms this year:
- All About Mushrooms: An Olefactory Play Workshop + Installation Aromatic Wheel of Fungi
- Botanical Printmaking
- Create Large Paper Flowers
- The Art of Preserved Flowers
- Ikebana Workshop – The Japanese Art of Floral Design
- Painting the Songbirds of Deer Lake
- Learn Beeswax Candle Making with Still Moon Youth Committee
- Indigenous Natural History of Deer Lake
- Medicinal Plants of Deer Lake
Note that events are mostly free to participate in, but some are priced between $5 and $10.
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Below are the dates and times of this year’s Burnaby Blooms celebration:
- Saturday, May 13th, 11 am to 4 pm, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue
- Sunday, May 14th, 11 am to 4 pm, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue
- Saturday, May 27th, 11 am to 4 pm, 100 Centennial Way, Burnaby
So whether you’re looking for gardening tips, new plants to take home, or want to explore a new craft – there’s something for everyone at this springtime celebration.
If you’re looking for a great way to get outside this weekend, you’ve just found it! And if you want to take a look at some other plants for sale, check out over 500 varieties at Queen Elizabeth Park this Saturday.
Burnaby Blooms 2023
When: Saturday, May 13th, Sunday, May 14th, and Saturday, May 27th
Where: 6450 Deer Lake Avenue and 100 Centennial Way, Burnaby
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